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Measuring Instructions for Solar Shades Menu

Instructions for Inside Mounted Solar Shades

Depth Requirements

  • You first have to make sure your window has enough mounting depth for an inside mount. You can find out more information under the “Product Info” tab on the solar shades product main page.

Measuring the width

Measure the width
  • Measure the exact width (left to right) of the inside top edge of the window frame.
  • Write down that size making sure that it is the first number of the measurement. This is the width you will order.
  • Deductions that will be made by our factory:

Measuring the height

Measure the height
  • Measure the exact height (top to bottom) from the top inside edge down to the window sill in three places.
  • Take the largest of the three measurements.
  • Write down that size making sure that it is the second number of the measurement. This is the height you will order.
  • Roller shades will come with extra fabric to conceal the roller.
Spring Roller Chain Mechanism
1" Metal Roller 14" – 71 7/8 1 3/8" Metal Roller 72" and greater 1" Metal Roller 12" – 71 7/8 1 3/8" Metal Roller 72" and greater
Inside Mount Inside Mount
Tip to tip 1/8" 1/8" 1/8" 1/8"
Barrel/Roller 5/8" 5/8" 1 ¼" 1 3/8"
Fabric 1 1/8" 1 1/8" 1 ¼" 1 3/8"

*Do not attempt to account for fabric deductions by changing measurements on inside mount shades.

NOTE: Width and length measurements may vary +/- 1/8”

Instructions for Outside Mounted Solar Shades

If you want the solar shade to cover the entire opening of the window and the window frame, choose an outside mount. We will make the shades to the measurements you’ve given to us, we won't make any deductions or alterations for you.

Flat surface requirements

  • For an outside mount, you’ll need at least two-and-a-half inches of flat surface. Go to the “Product Info” tab on the product’s main page to find out more.

Measuring the width

Measure the width
  • Measure the exact width (left to right) of the wooden or metal window frame or how wide you would like the blind or shade to be.
  • Make sure to measure wide enough as to cover the entire window and provide maximum light gap coverage. There is no rule on the width of blinds other than to make sure that it is wide enough to cover the opening.
  • Write down that size making sure that it is the first number of the measurement. This is the width you will order.
  • Deductions that will be made by our factory:

Measuring the height

Measure the height
  • Measure the exact height (top to bottom) from the top inside edge down to the window sill in three places.
  • Take the largest of the three measurements.
  • Write down that size making sure that it is the second number of the measurement. This is the height you will order.
  • Roller shades will come with extra fabric to conceal the roller.
Spring Roller Chain Mechanism
1" Metal Roller 14" – 71 7/8 1 3/8" Metal Roller 72" and greater 1" Metal Roller 12" – 71 7/8 1 3/8" Metal Roller 72" and greater
Outside Mount Outside Mount
Tip to tip 0 0 0 0
Barrel/Roller 1/2" 1/2" 1 ?" 1 1/4"
Fabric 1" 1" 1 ?" 1 1/4"

NOTE: Width and length measurements may vary +/- 1/8”

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